Mo Abudu’s Ebony Films is laughing all the way to the bank as its latest film, ‘Chief Daddy’, continues to hit jackpot at cinemas.
On December 26 alone, it made a whooping N22,245,957, said to be the highest box-office takings for a Nigerian film in a single day this year.
A report from Ebony Films indicate, “In the same vein, ‘Chief Daddy’ garnered a massive Christmas holiday (December 24, 25 and 26) gross of N50,272,509, just short of the N51.6 million that ‘The Wedding Party’ recorded in 2016, but some way behind the Christmas box office champion, ‘The Wedding Party 2’, with N71.4 million in 2017.
“The Niyi Akinmolayan film opened in cinemas on Friday, December 14th and has maintained the number one position for local movies since then, despite competing with a strong lineup of holiday releases. In its opening weekend, the movie sold N41.6 million worth of tickets, making it the second-highest opening weekend for a Nollywood movie this year and the third-highest opening weekend for a Nollywood movie in history.”